I fear *I* may have asked this before -- for some reason I have a mental block.
There are enough different components (wireless/wired cameras, transmitting to house, getting signal to a TV, getting signal to the internet or my iPhone) that it's just mental spaghetti right now... and I am by no means a technophobe or unusually challenged in this area.
Here are the factors:
- Farm has cable for TV and internet. It's free, so I don't have much of an interest in getting something different in. I live in a (for want of a better word) rooming/bunkhouse that has various connections for this cable -- I personally have a wireless router set up that's connected to a cable coming out of the wall. That way I can be on wifi for my phone and all devices.
- Barn is about 200 ft from the building I live in. Barn is sheeted in tin and has a tin roof -- and the yard between house and barn has quite a few metal structures.
Here are the questions:
1) I want to get internet to the barn so I can have a computer in the barn connected to the internet streaming video from a barncam. Is this unrealistic? For the house, an actual cable is run from the main house to ours. Not really feasible to the barn I don't think so I'm hoping for a wireless booster of some sort... recommendations?
2) I assume that since our cable is free and that's what I'd be using, there won't be huge costs to stream a lot of video data? I asked about setting up a Sprint wireless hotspot and was told I'd DIE of the data charges.
3) My last question -- I've looked at barn cam set-ups that have DVRs that mention streaming to internet/phone -- does that mean that I would use that device instead of having to have a laptop/desktop at the barn?